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In his first speech as health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock made clear the importance of technology to the NHS. He has pledged almost half a billion pounds to transform health service systems, in an attempt to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care.
Hancock has listed technology as one of his top three initial priorities. It’s not before time. Many respondents to a Guardian survey of NHS workers earlier this year felt IT held them back in their jobs, and half said better systems would help them provide improved patient care.